Association of Corporate Counsel–Director of Chief Legal Officer & Stakeholder Engagement Washington, D.C.
Justin A. Connor is a seasoned corporate attorney and chief legal officer with over 20 years of law practice experience, including with law firms and corporate law departments and as a regulatory attorney with the U.S. government. Currently, Justin advises corporate legal departments around the world as the director of chief legal officer & stakeholder engagement at the Association of Corporate Counsel (ACC) in Washington, D.C.
Justin heads ACC’s chief legal officer and general counsel engagement program in addition to directing corporate membership for large law departments and creating a suite of world-class executive education programs for lawyers. Previously, Justin was in-house counsel to Giesecke & Devrient, a secure payment provider, and also practiced corporate law with a satellite telecommunications provider in Northern Virginia.
From 2005–2010, Justin was based overseas in Dubai, UAE, where he was the chief legal officer to a sovereign private equity investment firm and was responsible for all M&A transactions and corporate finance deals as well as managing regulatory risk. He also practiced corporate and commercial law with the largest law firm in the Middle East region. Before moving to Dubai, Justin was a senior attorney with the U.S. Federal Communications Commission, where he was responsible for reviewing major M&A transactions.
Justin began his law practice career as an associate in the antitrust litigation practice at the Heller Ehrman law firm in Washington, D.C. In 2004, he served as a Fulbright Fellow, teaching and researching in Beirut, Lebanon. Justin is a graduate of Northeastern University School of Law and Earlham College.